Germination Solution.

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sherree

Germination Solution.

Post by sherree » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:30 pm

I have just had 4 types of musa seeds arrive and they came with some saltpeter powder. My question is has anyone one here used this solution to aid germination.

flounder

Re: Germination Solution.

Post by flounder » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:17 pm

I hadn't actually heard it used, so I googled it! Its apparently used to help soften the hard seed coating. I just normally soak for longer hard seeds, so it will be very interesting to hear your results

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Re: Germination Solution.

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:04 pm

Is that gunpowder ? do you shoot them into the ground :lol:
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Re: Germination Solution.

Post by sherree » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:35 pm

Well Dave the solution can be used to make the fuse to ignite the gunpowder.

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Re: Germination Solution.

Post by sherree » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:38 pm

Hi flounder i will let you know how things go when we use it. Last time we used the soaking method and had just over 10% germination rate.

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Re: Germination Solution.

Post by flounder » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:56 am

sherree wrote:Hi flounder i will let you know how things go when we use it. Last time we used the soaking method and had just over 10% germination rate.
Thats about average for musa :wink:

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